Sternson
Sternson Stern"son, n. [See {Stern}, n., and cf. {Stemson}.] (Naut.) The end of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; -- called also {stern knee}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sternson — /sterrn seuhn/, n. a knee in a timber framed vessel, reinforcing the angle between the keelson and the sternpost. [1840 50; STERN2 + (KEEL)SON] * * * …   Universalium

  • sternson — stern·son …   English syllables

  • sternson —   n. timber joining sternpost of ship to kelson …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sternson — ˈstərn(t)sən noun ( s) Etymology: stern (V) + keelson : the end of a keelson to which the sternpost of a ship is bolted …   Useful english dictionary

  • sternson knee — stern|son «STURN suhn», noun, or sternson knee, a timber or metal bar set in the angle between the keelson and the sternpost to strengthen the joint; stern knee. ╂[< stern2; patterned on keelson, stemson] …   Useful english dictionary

  • stern knee — Sternson Stern son, n. [See {Stern}, n., and cf. {Stemson}.] (Naut.) The end of a ship s keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; called also {stern knee}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stern knee — noun Etymology: so called from its shape : sternson * * * stern knee, = sternson. (Cf. ↑sternson) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stemson — Stem son, n. [See {Stem}, n., and {Keelson}, and cf. {Sternson}.] (Shipbuilding) A piece of curved timber bolted to the stem, keelson, and apron in a ship s frame near the bow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stern — Stern, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits. [1913 Webster] {Stern board} (Naut.), a going or falling astern; a loss of way in making a tack; as, to make a stern board. See {Board}, n., 8 (b) . {Stern chase}. (Naut.) (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stern board — Stern Stern, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits. [1913 Webster] {Stern board} (Naut.), a going or falling astern; a loss of way in making a tack; as, to make a stern board. See {Board}, n., 8 (b) . {Stern chase}. (Naut.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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